Exactly how labor-intensive can mosaic work be? This video walks us through the entire process in one studio. More than half a dozen workers cast, glaze, and fire tiles. Artists etch a pattern onto the surface of the tiles and they are handed to other craftspeople, who have the delicate task of chipping the design free with tiny, exacting strikes from a chisel.
This video, which we initially found on the Facebook group El Invernadero Creativo is both educational and meditative. For five rich minutes we are surrounded by the heat of a kiln, the tang of dust in our nostrils, and the sharp “chip-chip-chipping” sound of chisels.
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